Summer Fun on Foster

Portland Bureau of Transportation is sponsoring a summer-long event series to promote the improvement made by the Foster Streetscape project. By participating in the events you can enter to win one of four $500 Visa gift cards. See the website for details.

Raffle card for Celebrate Summer on Foster –

Now to July 8th: Visit a Foster-area bike shop to get your secret letter

You can find three bike shops on or near Foster Road between Powell Blvd and 92nd Ave. Your neighborhood shop is a great friend to have when you need help with your bike. Whether you’re shopping for a bike or need help with a minor repair, the folks at your local bike shop can ensure you have a smooth road ahead.

Stop by any of these three bike shops before July 8th to get a secret letter to enter the raffle. Bonus: Show them this email and get $5 off a service or repair!

Bike Frequency

Backpedal Cycleworks

NW Pro Gear

Once you’ve collected your secret letter at an event, you can enter the raffle.

Let’s Celebrate Summer on Foster together, Portland Bureau of Transportation
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Speed Limit on Foster Road Set to 25 MPH

Over the weekend, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) replaced the 35 MPH speed limit signs on Foster Road with 25 MPH speed limit signs (from 50th to 92nd). The 35 MPH signs had only been up for about a week since the Foster Streetscape project ended. This may have been in response to community feedback and/or the very unfortunate death of our Mt. Scott-Arleta neighbor, Lou Battams, who was struck by a driver while crossing Foster Road. We posted recently about this tragedy. There is a memorial planned for Lou tomorrow, Wednesday 26-June, at 4:30p on Foster Road. See the Facebook event for details.

As you’re driving down Foster Road, please set an example for all of our community members passing through and obey the 25 MPH speed limit. Help make Foster Road a safer place for all users!

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Foster Streetscape Project is Complete and Sad News

On Thursday 13-June, the City of Portland held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the Foster Streetscape project. You can read about the event on ‘I hope it was worth the wait’: Commissioner Eudaly cuts ribbon on Foster Road project. Our Board Chair, Eric Furlong, was present for the ceremony.

Woman Killed Crossing Foster

Unfortunately, we also have some sad news to report, if you have not already heard. Later in the evening on the same day as the ribbon cutting ceremony, a neighbor, 82 year old Louanna “Lou” Battams, was struck by a driver in a car while she crossed Foster Road and later died at the hospital. Lou was crossing at SE 71st Avenue when she was struck. You can find more details in the following articles:

Please remember, as you drive about our city, look at every intersection for people crossing. EVERY intersection is a crosswalk, not just marked crosswalks. You are required, by law, to stop for people in your lane and the adjacent lane of travel. See this information on Metro’s website for an overview of the law.

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